Friday, June 30, 2017

Could GOP Operatives Be Prosecuted For Trying to Obtain Clinton Emails? – Mother Jones

Could GOP Operatives Be Prosecuted For Trying to Obtain Clinton Emails? – Mother Jones

A Republican operative tried last year to obtain emails he thought were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server by Russian hackers, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the Journal, the operative claimed he was working on the effort with retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, then a top adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign

The operative, Peter W. Smith—who spoke to the Journal days before his death this past May—also played a role in the 1990s scandal involving Arkansas state troopers’ claims that they helped arrange Bill Clinton’s trysts.

The Journal‘s report suggests a closer Flynn connection to what U.S. Intelligence agencies have said was the Kremlin-sponsored hacking and release of Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign emails.

“I’m talking to Michael Flynn about this,” Smith told a security expert he tasked with searching hacker forums for people with access to Clinton’s emails, according to the Journal.

  

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